Will the World Meet the Challenge of Climate Change?

Richard Haass and economist Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, discuss the realities of climate change as well as renewable energy, carbon pricing, and the prospect of building a carbon-neutral economy.

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  • Richard Haass
    President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations
Episode Guests
  • Nicholas Stern
    Chair, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Show Notes

About This Episode

 

Climate change is considered by many to be today’s most pressing global issue. In this episode of Nine Questions for the World, Richard Haass sits down with economist Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, to discuss renewable energy, carbon pricing, and the prospect of building a carbon-neutral economy.

 

This podcast series was originally presented as “The 21st Century World: Big Challenges and Big Ideas,” an event series in celebration of CFR’s centennial. This episode is based on a live event that took place on June 16, 2021.

 

See the corresponding video here.

 

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From Nicholas Stern

 

Lord Nicholas Stern responds to final COP26 decision,” Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

 

COP26: The economic case for tackling climate change is stronger than ever but flawed thinking is leading some countries astray – Professor Lord Nicholas Stern,” Scotsman

 

From CFR

 

Alice C. Hill, “What COP26 Did and Didn’t Accomplish” 

 

Alice C. Hill and Madeline Babin, “Why Climate Finance Is Critical for Accelerating Global Action” 

 

Andrew Chatzky and Anshu Siripurapu, “Envisioning a Green New Deal: A Global Comparison” 

 

Lindsay Maizland, “Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures” 

 

Lindsay Maizland, “China’s Fight Against Climate Change and Environmental Degradation

 

Why It Matters, The Climate for Nuclear Energy

 

Read More

 

Roger Harrabin, “Climate change: What did the scientists make of COP26?,” BBC

 

Thomas L. Friedman, “Want to Save the Earth? We Need a Lot More Elon Musks.,” New York Times 

 

Robinson Meyer, “The Seven Lawmakers Who Will Decide the Climate’s Fate,” Atlantic

 

Matthew Hutson, “The Promise of Carbon-Neutral Steel,” New Yorker 

 

Niraj Chokshi and Clifford Krauss, “A Big Climate Problem With Few Easy Solutions: Planes,” New York Times 

 

Jennifer A. Dlouhy, “White House-Backed Carbon Tax in Sight for Biden’s Climate Bill,” Bloomberg Green

 

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